2015 Perspective

Dörfer-Großstadt is awarded the

MERIT AWARD

in the Best Paper category, THE PLAN Award 2015,

at Perspective 2015, Milan

 

Jury Motivation

Unlike other documents presented for this award, this essay is a sample of a bigger and ambitious oeuvre.

It is however enough to give us its sense:an architect placed to observe the evolving pattern of cities, recognizing their escalating urbanization, but rejecting the simplistic solutions proposed by the mass media-laden discussion.

In this piece it is the island matrix of Berlin and Venice to be confronted. It proves that a deeper knowledge of the city, of its undercurrent legends, is required to suggest a different solution. One wonders whether it is a handicap or an advantage that this brilliant message is not contained in a paper book…

 

Jury Members

Maurizio Sabini (chairman) Professor, Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University, USA

Francesco Garofalo, Full Professor, Universita' di Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Marc Neveu, Chair, Dept. of Architecture, Woodbury University, USA

Elodie Nourrigat, NBJ Architectes, Montpellier + ENSAM Montpellier, France

Mara Partida, MX_SI Studio, Barcelona + ETSAB Barcelona, Spain

Michael Speaks, Dean, School of Architecture, Syracuse University, USA

 

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